A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
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Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress
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Beautiful Original 1940s Vintage Smokey Blue Novelty Swallow Bird Print Cold Rayon Dress

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This stunning dress was made in the 1940s from deliciously slippery cold rayon in a smoky blue shade. The entire dress has been adorned with a gorgeous black and white fine swallow print and the piece was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period. The collarless neckline emphasises the shoulders and six buttons fasten the dress at the bodice. The dress is nipped in at the waist to create that iconic fitted shape, before flaring out in loose pleats from the hip. 

Bust: 38”

Waist: 32”

Hips: 52”

Length: 44 1/2” plus 2” hem

 

The dress is in good condition with only a few minor flaws as pictured but they blend well into the busy print. There is also some paint loss to the buttons. 

 

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This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.

 

They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in pure white cotton.

 

They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.

 

We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.


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